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Old 28th July, 2005, 02:11 PM
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I think AMD SLI is better because it has been around quite a while and has a huge support base and the motherboards have had time to improve.
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Old 28th July, 2005, 04:23 PM
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Well, that is true, and I'd deffinetly reccomend AMD, especially for SLI, but, as he has already stated multiple times, he wants and Intel, and we should respect his opinion.
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Old 28th July, 2005, 04:33 PM
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Well two 6800's in SLi get outperformed by a 6800GT. Also the 6800GT is cheaper.

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=Nzkz

Factoring the limited support for SLi, personally, I would go for a single 6800GT and then add to it later if you want.
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Old 28th July, 2005, 05:27 PM
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Exactly, and, considering he is spending $220 on each card he could get an X850XT PE for around $460, or a 6800Ultra, or even a 7800gtx, which has dropped to $500.
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Old 28th July, 2005, 07:56 PM
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For a max performance dual-core Pentium machine, why not have a gander at a proper PSU? PC P&C's 850 SSI looks nice. http://www.pcpowercooling.com . It's a tad pricey, but we deserve the best.

It's set up for nVidia SLI, and it's meant for multi-processor machines. $469. Mere bagatelle.
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Old 28th July, 2005, 08:03 PM
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$469?! i bet they sell like hotcakes.

Maybe more suited to a quad Opteron, dual 7800GTX with a 4 HDD Raid.
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$469?! i bet they sell like hotcakes.

Maybe more suited to a quad Opteron, dual 7800GTX with a 4 HDD Raid.

I think you got that right, Pitch. The kicker is that PC Power&Cooling doesn't include a "vanity plate" with their PSU's. WTF? If I could afford a $469 power supply, I'd want to brag about it.
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is it me or are u guys not seeing he was gonna go for 2x$229 cards which are 128mb 6800 vanillas.

Id say he'd only b getting near 2x6600GT scores with those cards.

If he can afford it go for 2x7800GT's (NOT GTX) or just the one 7800GT...As the GTX's are abit highly priced atm, and the GT's are a far better alturnative to the X850XT PE.

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Pitch did make a post about how poor performance is from dual 6800's

Xbit labs have also just done a feature on dual msi 6800's and again the benchmarks are far from earth shattering

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...x6800-sli.html

They have a review of the 7800GT here

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...ce7800-gt.html

And at around the same price as two 6800's it would be what I went for
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The 7800GT's are only 80 bucks less than the GTX's. If you're willing to shell out $400-500 than why not just get the GTX. Plus, did we forget about power and the fact the SLI doesn't make an effect in all games? IMHO, I think he should just get 1 7800GTX.
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Well I agree with Pitch on this one. I love the 6XX series processors.
Good luck with this new machine Alex!! Start posting pics and scores soon!!

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